The 5th UIC Railway Policy & Management course took place very successfully thanks to the long cooperation between UIC, KORAIL and Vietnam Railways.
The 2012 edition was the most successful one with 19 participants from 12 countries and 13 organisations. Major Asian railways from China, Japan, India and Taipei joined the course, along with new and smaller ones from Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam.
With a desire to open up to potential members and railways in need, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Nepal actively participated in spite of their local situation. Seven lecturers from five countries were able to deliver speeches on technical and management issues, and Teodor Gradinariu also outlined the global objectives of UIC.
The next training initiative of the UIC Asia-Oceania region will take place in Delhi from 11 – 12 October with the 5th Asian Network of Training Centres summit that will discuss methodologies, organisations and topics to be covered during the future training sessions.
All railway training centres from Asia and Oceania are already invited to join this event co-organised with Indian Railways.